Eric Lefkofsky Turns Lemons into Lemonade-Literally

If you have been a cancer patient or your loved one has, you know how tough it can get. Every day you are out there looking for the tiniest information that could change the situation. Doctors keep saying you will be all right, but the pain and confusion you face is overwhelming. Eric Lefkofsky was in a similar situation some few years ago, when his beloved wife was diagnosed with cancer. Years later, Eric admits that the experience was terrifying; it is that pain that motivated him to establish Tempus.

Cancer is one of the world’s biggest menaces, and it claims about 600,000 lives every year. Cancer treatment can be made more efficient if only doctors have information on how various treatments responded on different patients. That is why Tempus was created. Tempus connects clinical data from medical systems to anatomic and molecular information. Using this system, a doctor can make better treatment decisions. For instance, a chemo treatment can be adjusted for the patient based on the results from patients who have similar medical backgrounds; with consideration of their genetics and the drugs they used. Eric Lefkofsky at Facebook .

Eric Lefkofsky’s entrepreneurial ventures 

Probably you know Eric based on his vast entrepreneurial skills, or maybe due to his philanthropic activities. Lefkofsky is one successful entrepreneur, having been listed on the Forbes list of top billionaires. His entrepreneurship journey began back on the campus where he sold carpets. He was later to set up an apparel company that did not go so well. One of the strongest entrepreneurial skills is persistence, and Eric did not give up even after the terrible experience. Click Here for more details .

In 1999, Lefkofsky and Keywell set up an internet company known as Starbelly. He later sold the company for a whopping $240 million. Since then, he established more businesses and sold them, which eventually led him to develop Groupon in November 2008. Groupon is a global e-commerce marketplace that connects millions of subscribers with local merchants. It offers its services in more than 28 countries and has more than 35 million registered users. The Chicago-based company has grown over the years to becoming a highly successful Internet IPO firm.

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